ERIC Number: ED330447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Alternatives to the Pullout Model.
The pullout model is the model most widely used for Chapter 1 programs. This model involves taking students out of their regular classroom for one or more class periods to receive instruction from a Chapter 1 teacher. Problems associated with the pullout model include lack of coordination between the pullout class and the regular classroom. This leads to a fragmentation of learning and a lack of connection between the basic skills being taught in the Chapter 1 class and the material being covered in the regular class. Pullout programs tend to be more racially and socially segregated than regular classrooms and may stigmatize students as slow learners. Alternatives are: (1) the in-class model; (2) replacement and extended pullout; (3) use of the resource room and learning laboratory; (4) extended schedule; (5) computer-assisted learning; (6) prekindergarten and full-day kindergarten programs; and (7) transition room. Advantages and disadvantages associated with each alternative are pointed out. Other alternatives, including alternative instructional strategies and program strategies, are listed. Guidelines for selecting an alternative for Chapter 1 programs are offered. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Compensatory Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Instructional Models; Program Characteristics